Thursday, May 21, 2015

Hundreds caught up in UK sex abuse investigation

From Ottawa Citizen Thursday May 21, 2015, P.# C3.


Hundreds caught up in sex abuse investigation

Some 261 celebrities and politicians, including sports, TV and music stars, are being investigated for alleged child sex abuse, British police have revealed.

They are among more than 1,400 men suspected by police of being sex predators, as the Home Secretary warned it is only the "tip of the iceberg." The rogues gallery includes 135 TV, film and radio stars, 43 musicians and seven sports figures as well as 76 politicians, the officer in charge of the issue has disclosed. Hundreds of schools, religious institutions, children's homes and sports clubs are also implicated.

Chief Const. Simon Bailey said reports of child sex abuse were increasing on a daily basis and he expected police to receive approximately 116,000 allegations before the end of this year.

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